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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

NHS Pay Review Body confirms 2 year pay freeze

The supposedly independent NHS Pay Review Body has adopted Government policy that a 2 year pay freeze should be applied to all NHS staff except for those earning less than £21,000 per annum (NHS pay spine points 1 to 15) who will receive a £250 flat rate pay rise in 2011/12:


UNISON NHS senior negotiator Mike Jackson said: "It is completely unjust for the Government to make nurses, paramedics, therapists and skilled NHS staff the fall-guys for the financial crisis brought down on the country by the bankers.

"The £250 is a totally inadequate token gesture designed to salve the conscience of coalition MPs. They know that health workers did not cause the crisis, that inflation is going up and that families, already struggling with mounting debts and rising inflation, will suffer because of their decision today." http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jIbu5A0hrMwxRKNpcNpqqFyJTpHw?docId=N0127881300710158960A